SC orders comment on civic leaders’ petition on Marcos’ DQ case

SC Supreme Court facade (File photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer) comelec oplan baklas tro

Supreme Court facade (File photo from the Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court on Thursday has ordered the Commission on Elections (Comelec), two chambers of Congress, and presumptive president Ferdinand “Bong” Marcos Jr. to comment on a petition seeking a reversal of the poll body’s ruling that affirmed Marcos’ certificate of candidacy.

In a briefer released by the SC’s Public Information Office, the high court directed the respondents to submit their respective comments within 15 days.

“Considering the allegations contained, the issues raised and the arguments adduced in the Petition, without necessarily giving due course thereto, it is necessary and proper to require the respondents to comment on the petition and prayer for a temporary restraining order,” read the SC-PIO’s briefer that quoted an en banc (full court) resolution dated May 19, 2022.

The petitioners who are civic leaders are appealing the January 2022 Comelec 2nd Division and its May decision denying their petition to cancel Marcos Jr.’s COC.

The SC’s resolution pertains only to the first petition. No action yet on similar petition filed by Martial Law survivors.

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